Temple of Stars, 2004 (David Best and The Temple Crew)
Temple of Stars, 2004 (David Best and The Temple Crew)

Temple of Stars, 2004 (David Best and The Temple Crew)

Basura Sagrada, 2008 (Shrine, Tuktuk, and the Basura Sagrada Collaboratory)-creativemapping
Basura Sagrada, 2008 (Shrine, Tuktuk, and the Basura Sagrada Collaboratory)-creativemapping

Basura Sagrada, 2008 (Shrine, Tuktuk, and the Basura Sagrada Collaboratory)-creativemapping

grace_hoekstra- temple of grace-2014-creativemapping
grace_hoekstra- temple of grace-2014-creativemapping

grace_hoekstra- temple of grace-2014-creativemapping

Fire of Fires, 2009 (David Umlas, Marrilee Ratcliff, and the Community Art Makers)-creativemapping
Fire of Fires, 2009 (David Umlas, Marrilee Ratcliff, and the Community Art Makers)-creativemapping

Fire of Fires, 2009 (David Umlas, Marrilee Ratcliff, and the Community Art Makers)-creativemapping

Temple of Whollyness, 2013 (Gregg Fleishman, Melissa Barron, Lightning Clearwater III and The Connection Crew)-creativemapping
Temple of Whollyness, 2013 (Gregg Fleishman, Melissa Barron, Lightning Clearwater III and The Connection Crew)-creativemapping

Temple of Whollyness, 2013 (Gregg Fleishman, Melissa Barron, Lightning Clearwater III and The Connection Crew)-creativemapping

The Temple of Dreams 2005 (Mark Grieve and The Temple Crew)
The Temple of Dreams 2005 (Mark Grieve and The Temple Crew)

The Temple of Dreams 2005 (Mark Grieve and The Temple Crew)

The Temple of Flux, 2010 (Rebecca Anders, Jessica Hobbs, Peter Kimelman and Crew)-creativemapping
The Temple of Flux, 2010 (Rebecca Anders, Jessica Hobbs, Peter Kimelman and Crew)-creativemapping

The Temple of Flux, 2010 (Rebecca Anders, Jessica Hobbs, Peter Kimelman and Crew)-creativemapping

The Temple of Forgiveness, 2007 (David Best, Tim Dawson and The Temple Crew)-creativemapping
The Temple of Forgiveness, 2007 (David Best, Tim Dawson and The Temple Crew)-creativemapping

The Temple of Forgiveness, 2007 (David Best, Tim Dawson and The Temple Crew)-creativemapping

The Temple of Hope, 2006 (Mark Grieve and The Temple Crew)
The Temple of Hope, 2006 (Mark Grieve and The Temple Crew)

The Temple of Hope, 2006 (Mark Grieve and The Temple Crew)

The Temple of Juno, 2012 (David Best and The Temple Crew)-creativemapping
The Temple of Juno, 2012 (David Best and The Temple Crew)-creativemapping

The Temple of Juno, 2012 (David Best and The Temple Crew)-creativemapping

The Temple of Transition, 2011 (Chris Hankins, Diarmaid Horkan and Ian Beaverstock and the International Arts Mega Crew)-creativemapping
The Temple of Transition, 2011 (Chris Hankins, Diarmaid Horkan and Ian Beaverstock and the International Arts Mega Crew)-creativemapping

The Temple of Transition, 2011 (Chris Hankins, Diarmaid Horkan and Ian Beaverstock and the International Arts Mega Crew)-creativemapping

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Temples of Burning Man Past

In honour of the Man thats about to go up for Burning Man 2015, we're going back in time and taking a look at the Temples of Burning Man Past.

Temple of Stars, 2004 (David Best and The Temple Crew)
Temple of Stars, 2004 (David Best and The Temple Crew)

Temple of Stars, 2004 (David Best and The Temple Crew)

Temple of Stars, 2004 (David Best and The Temple Crew)
 

The Temple of Dreams 2005 (Mark Grieve and The Temple Crew)
The Temple of Dreams 2005 (Mark Grieve and The Temple Crew)

The Temple of Dreams 2005 (Mark Grieve and The Temple Crew)

 The Temple of Dreams 2005 (Mark Grieve and The Temple Crew)
 

The Temple of Hope, 2006 (Mark Grieve and The Temple Crew)
The Temple of Hope, 2006 (Mark Grieve and The Temple Crew)

The Temple of Hope, 2006 (Mark Grieve and The Temple Crew)

 The Temple of Hope, 2006 (Mark Grieve and The Temple Crew)
 

A little backstory: Every summer around the beginning of August, a stake is put into the ground at Black Rock City Nevada whose population spikes from 0 to 70,000 within a matter of days every year for Burning Man in a massive celebration of creativity and radical self-expression (More inside our Burning Man Survival for Creatives).

The Temple of Forgiveness, 2007 (David Best, Tim Dawson and The Temple Crew)-creativemapping
The Temple of Forgiveness, 2007 (David Best, Tim Dawson and The Temple Crew)-creativemapping

The Temple of Forgiveness, 2007 (David Best, Tim Dawson and The Temple Crew)-creativemapping

 The Temple of Forgiveness, 2007 (David Best, Tim Dawson and The Temple Crew)
 
Basura Sagrada, 2008 (Shrine, Tuktuk, and the Basura Sagrada Collaboratory)-creativemapping
Basura Sagrada, 2008 (Shrine, Tuktuk, and the Basura Sagrada Collaboratory)-creativemapping

Basura Sagrada, 2008 (Shrine, Tuktuk, and the Basura Sagrada Collaboratory)-creativemapping

 Basura Sagrada, 2008 (Shrine, Tuktuk, and the Basura Sagrada Collaboratory)
 

Fire of Fires, 2009 (David Umlas, Marrilee Ratcliff, and the Community Art Makers)-creativemapping
Fire of Fires, 2009 (David Umlas, Marrilee Ratcliff, and the Community Art Makers)-creativemapping

Fire of Fires, 2009 (David Umlas, Marrilee Ratcliff, and the Community Art Makers)-creativemapping

 Fire of Fires, 2009 (David Umlas, Marrilee Ratcliff, and the Community Art Makers)
 

Artists work all year to create mind blowing interactive sculptures that are burned down by the end of the five day festival of Dionysian proportions: the ultimate lesson in the ephemeral.

The Temple of Flux, 2010 (Rebecca Anders, Jessica Hobbs, Peter Kimelman and Crew)-creativemapping
The Temple of Flux, 2010 (Rebecca Anders, Jessica Hobbs, Peter Kimelman and Crew)-creativemapping

The Temple of Flux, 2010 (Rebecca Anders, Jessica Hobbs, Peter Kimelman and Crew)-creativemapping

 The Temple of Flux, 2010 (Rebecca Anders, Jessica Hobbs, Peter Kimelman and Crew)
 

The Temple of Transition, 2011 (Chris Hankins, Diarmaid Horkan and Ian Beaverstock and the International Arts Mega Crew)-creativemapping
The Temple of Transition, 2011 (Chris Hankins, Diarmaid Horkan and Ian Beaverstock and the International Arts Mega Crew)-creativemapping

The Temple of Transition, 2011 (Chris Hankins, Diarmaid Horkan and Ian Beaverstock and the International Arts Mega Crew)-creativemapping

 The Temple of Transition, 2011 (Chris Hankins, Diarmaid Horkan and Ian Beaverstock and the International Arts Mega Crew)
 

The Temple of Juno, 2012 (David Best and The Temple Crew)-creativemapping
The Temple of Juno, 2012 (David Best and The Temple Crew)-creativemapping

The Temple of Juno, 2012 (David Best and The Temple Crew)-creativemapping

 The Temple of Juno, 2012 (David Best and The Temple Crew)-creativemapping
 

Thanks to the work of Burning Man legends like David Best, Jack Haye and the Temple Crews, the Playa landscape is accentuated by colossal and intricate temples of shadows and light.

Temple of Whollyness, 2013 (Gregg Fleishman, Melissa Barron, Lightning Clearwater III and The Connection Crew)-creativemapping
Temple of Whollyness, 2013 (Gregg Fleishman, Melissa Barron, Lightning Clearwater III and The Connection Crew)-creativemapping

Temple of Whollyness, 2013 (Gregg Fleishman, Melissa Barron, Lightning Clearwater III and The Connection Crew)-creativemapping

 Temple of Whollyness, 2013 (Gregg Fleishman, Melissa Barron, Lightning Clearwater III and The Connection Crew)
 
grace_hoekstra- temple of grace-2014-creativemapping
grace_hoekstra- temple of grace-2014-creativemapping

grace_hoekstra- temple of grace-2014-creativemapping

 grace_hoekstra- temple of grace-2014
 
 

So what Temple is in store for Burning Man 2015? Find out here
 
 

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